Libraries have not always been welcoming to First Nations people in Australia. Contributing to the LIW 2023 theme of ‘Where’s the Source?’ this seminar will discuss Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander voice and representation in Australian libraries. The speakers will discuss the importance of libraries managing Indigenous knowledges appropriately and building relationships with First Nations people to represent history respectfully. It will highlight the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to control and manage materials relating to families, histories, cultures and Country by reflecting on topics of:
• Indigenous representation and collection priorities
• Responding to collection bias to build respectful collections.
• Enabling agency and representation through a Right of Reply
A Zoom link to join the meeting will be sent to you the day before the webinar.
Kirsten Thorpe and Lauren Booker
Indigenous Archives and Data Stewardship Hub, Jumbunna Research, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Dr Kirsten Thorpe (Worimi, Port Stephens) is a Chancellor's Postdoctoral Indigenous Research Fellow at Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education & Research, UTS. Kirsten leads the Indigenous Archives and Data Stewardship Hub, which advocates for Indigenous rights in archives and data, and develops research and engagement in relation to refiguring libraries and archives to support the culturally appropriate ownership, management and ongoing preservation of Indigenous knowledges.
Lauren Booker (Garigal) is a Research Fellow and PhD student in the Indigenous Archives and Data Stewardship Hub at Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education & Research, UTS. Lauren has worked across the museums and archives sector on projects supporting First Nations communities and organisations to access their cultural and intellectual property held in collecting institutions.
Indigenous Referencing Guidance for Indigenous Knowledges
Indigenous Archives Collective; Faulkhead, S; Thorpe, K; Sentance, N; Booker, L; & R Barrowcliffe. (2023) Indigenous Referencing Guidance for Indigenous Knowledges. Indigenous Archives Collective and the UTS Jumbunna Institute of Indigenous Education and Research.
Thursday, 3 August 12:30pm – 1:30pm AEST
On Zoom - a link will be sent the day prior.
Please note this event will be recorded and available for attendees to view
ALIA, CAUL, LIANZA, ADA and NSLA members - $15
(CAUL, NSLA and ADA members should contact [email protected] to register at $15)
Non-members - $30
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